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Geohydrology of the Valley-Fill Aquifer in Upper Buttermilk Creek/Danby Creek Valleys, Town of Danby, Tompkins County, New York

Dates

End Date
2012

Summary

Problem - The valley-fill deposits in Upper Buttermilk Creek/Danby Creek valleys are sources of water for many homeowners, farms, and small businesses that are in this valley. The aquifer was mapped by Miller (2000) and identified as one of the 17 aquifers in Tompkins County that needs to be studied in more detail. However, there is little geohydrologic data in the valley. A cluster of wells in Upper Buttermilk valley are finished in sand and gravel, indicating that there is a sand and gravel aquifer in, at least, part of the valley. The Upper Buttermilk Creek/Danby Creek valleys are "through valleys"-- a part of a valley where the bedrock floor rose to land surface and formed a preglacial surface-water divide. The divide became scoured [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Todd S Miller
Funding Agency :
Town of Danby, Tompkins County, Cooperative Water Program

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“Location of the stratified-drift aquifers in the Town of Danby and the drainage ”
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“Channeled and unchanneled upland drainage basins that provide recharge to the un”
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“Figure 7. Geohydrologic section A–A’ across the northern part of upper Buttermil”
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projectStatusCompleted
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productDescriptionMiller, T.S., 2015, Geohydrology and water quality of the stratified-drift aquifers in upper Buttermilk Creek and Danby Creek valleys, Town of Danby, Tompkins County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5138, 66 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155138.
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valueThe valley-fill deposits in Upper Buttermilk Creek/Danby Creek valleys are sources of water for many homeowners, farms, and small businesses that are in this valley. The objective of the proposed study is to improve the understanding of the geohydrology of the valley-fill deposits in the Upper Buttermilk Creek/Danby Creek valleys in the Town of Danby, Tompkins County in order for planners to develop a strategy to manage and protect their water resources.

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  • Buttermilk/Danby Creek

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